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Old 10-31-2017, 08:56 PM   #1
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1970 Airstream project

I just purchased this 1970 Airstream trailer to give me something to do over the winter while I can't camp in my Flagstaff A frame !
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Old 10-31-2017, 09:02 PM   #2
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Nice !!!!!!!

There will be plumbing and electrical differences in a 1970 as compared to newer models. Probably no converter and a separate 12V and 120V systems. Keep good pictures and let us know how it is going!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Old 10-31-2017, 09:04 PM   #3
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Looks like a project!

About 30 years ago I worked with a guy who was living in one over the winter. Don't know how old it was, but it was old then. It was "parked" in a farmers field and had had a wood stove put in it. Some nights it would get to -20 deg. He said he'd crawl into his down sleeping bag and let the fire die out at night and listen to all the popping and cracking of the aluminum as it cooled down all night long!

He called it "the Silver Twinkee!"
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My wife and I considered restoring an older Airstream but we just don't have the time. I encourage you to buy a copy of Restoring a Dream - it's a wealth of information.

And apparently... they ALL leak!
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from the pic. the body looks to be in good condition, would love to find one like that, the DW and i restore old houses for a hobby, restoring a TT would be a different challenge
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ID:	156229 I am going to attempt to restore this 1968 Holiday Rambler trailer. Looking for more discussion, and some pointers. I am having a hard time finding any information on this year trailer.
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Attachment 156229 I am going to attempt to restore this 1968 Holiday Rambler trailer. Looking for more discussion, and some pointers. I am having a hard time finding any information on this year trailer.
I was able to order a 1970 owners manual and service manual from Airstream.
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I was able to order a 1970 owners manual and service manual from Airstream.
I was able to order a 1970 owner manual and service manual from Airstream!
Towing it home !
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Cool project. As far as bringing it back to life, are you planning on keeping as original as possible or updating with modern conveniences? Anything like that would be a fun project to build out to your own preference. Keep us posted.
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In order to get the wife involved I had to agree to ring it up to modern standards on the interior .
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